Sale: 466 / Modern Art II, June 07. 2018 in Munich Lot 28

 

28
Gabriele Münter
Aus der Blumenwelt, 1919.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 33,900
Sold:
€ 37,500 / $ 42.374

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Aus der Blumenwelt. 1919.
Oil on canvas , relined on canvas in former times.
Lower left signed and dated "3.VII.19". Verso of canvas with the estate stamp. With signature, date, title on a paper strip on verso of the stretcher, stretcher with a label with the partöy hand-written and partly stamped estate number "B 62" and with a label with the hand-written numbers "517" and "266" and a label typographically inscribed "37". 36.5 x 47 cm (14.3 x 18.5 in).
[EH].

Accompanied by a written confirmation from the Gabriele Münter - and Johannes Eichner-Foundation, Munich, from 8 December, 2017. The work will be included into the catalog raisonné of paintings by Gabriele Münter.

PROVENANCE: From the artist's estate.
Private collection Rhineland.

During Gabriele Münter‘s years in Scandinavia her style changed fundamentally. Influenced by the art scene of the Swedish avant-garde and their liking for the decorative Expressionism of Matisse, Gabriele Münter‘s color palette also witnessed changes. The composition becomes subject to a more ‘decorative‘ style in a positive sense, which can also be observed in our work. The absence of the strong contours, which Münter added to the objects displayed in many of her works, allows the red blossoms to blaze up in front of the large color fields. Even though their botanical attributes remain definable, the blossoms appear independent, both in terms of form and color. Embedded in rich foliage, the composition fills the entire sheet, which makes this work so distinct from her later works, in which she rendered the blossoms with clearly defined contours in front of a neutral background.



28
Gabriele Münter
Aus der Blumenwelt, 1919.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 33,900
Sold:
€ 37,500 / $ 42.374

(incl. 25% surcharge)